This is similar to the post titled "Your Health". I think it's important to know where we all are at when it comes to our overall usage of digital displays in a 168-hour calendar week. Based on how technical a lot of folk here seem, it sounds like many are in the IT fields, science/research, engineering, etc, - basically a lot of white-collar mental work rather than blue-collar physical work.
I know many of us when it comes to LEDs can get some pretty severe discomfort within a few minutes, but I'd be curious to also hear about everybody's cumulative exposure to digital displays. It sounds like a lot of it is coming from our jobs!
Occupation: Server Administrator
Average VDU usage per week (work): 40 hours
Average VDU usage per week (personal): 20 hours
Job description: Reading/answering email, reading long install documents, performing installs, analyzing (often crude and poorly-formatted) log files, coordinating, diagrams, etc
Thoughts of changing occupation due to issues?: Yes
That last answer seems to be a bit of wishful thinking, because what type of white-collar job doesn't involve extensive use of a computer these days? White-collar mental work is what I'm good at and like to do (as opposed to physical blue-collar work), but these issues are hampering my ability to reach my full potential.
I must avoid all LED displays at work like the plague. Every time, I will get a very sharp headache deep in my head within a few minutes, and it will last for days, if I try to ignore the issue (whatever that issue is that I have and everyone else doesn't!) What scares me is that the prevalence of LEDs will increase over time, not decrease. I'm not sure how long I'll be able to sit in my little bubble at work with my LCD monitor (Dell U2410) and try to ride out this technology cycle that is giving me major issues. What about indoor lighting? Streetlights? Etc
I guess I'm most curious in how people here are persevering through their issues, and how it affects their money-making abilities. The bills have to be paid somehow!
I look forward to people's responses!